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Syntax coloring, etc

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  • Elliott Lowy


    (VA Puget Sound HCS)

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    I will present a sweet syntax coloring using jEdit, a free, open-source, Java-based, cross-platform text editor. The syntax coloring (demo jpeg at distinguishes commands, variables, macros, simple and compound quoted strings (and unquoted string literals), and different kinds of comments. This includes macros inside of strings, strings in expressions in macro functions, etc. Mata syntax coloring inlcuded. On the integration side, added bits allow a line, selection, or separately defined section of code (as well as the whole file) to be run in Stata with a keystroke. Semi-colon delimited, and Mata, lines are recognized from context and run correctly. In addition, the code can be run in "do" "run" or "trace" modes, as determined by a mode button in jEdit. Multi-line commands (ie, split with triple-slashes) are also recognized and run as a whole without the need to select all lines.

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    Paper provided by Stata Users Group in its series West Coast Stata Users' Group Meetings 2007 with number 8.

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    Date of creation: 31 Oct 2007
    Handle: RePEc:boc:wsug07:8
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